UAE: Abu Dhabi Education Articles & Analysis

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Chapter | Education from The Report: Abu Dhabi 2014

Building a skilled workforce capable of driving a knowledge-based economy is Abu Dhabi’s main goal when it comes to education. In pursuit of this aim, the emirate’s government is making major investments in its schools and universities that are geared towards enhancing the quality and quantity of education for the growing local population. Thanks to government incentives and increased local...

The focus on research and development (R&D) at universities and higher education institutions bodes well for Abu Dhabi’s education system and economy. Educators and public officials recognise the importance of investing in R&D projects. “A major component to economic development is building research capabilities,” said Wael Ibrahim Al Anqar...

Given the young demographics of the UAE, what are the government’s higher education priorities?

While Abu Dhabi’s government schools are currently undergoing improvements such as a holistic approach to curriculum reform known as the New School Model, private education in Abu Dhabi is also rapidly changing. Private school enrolment has grown steadily over the past decade, and older private schools are being closed while investors and government...

The success of Abu Dhabi’s education sector depends in part on the development of vocational training. Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, the emirate’s long-term plan for economic development and diversification, underlines the importance of vocational education by indicating that greater technical training will improve local workforce skills in both...

The role of education is pivotal to Abu Dhabi’s economic development plan, known as Economic Vision 2030. Whilst the emirate currently maintains one of the more respected educational systems in the region, the sector continues to develop and possesses tremendous potential for sustainable and long-term growth. Recent collaborative efforts have...